March

March 1 — Yellowstone National Park Established (1872)

March 2 — Theodore Geisel, or Dr. Seuss, Born (1904)

March 3 — World Wildlife Day and Creation of CITES (1973)

March 3 — Isle Royale National Park Authorized (1931)

March 4 — Hot Springs National Park Established (1921)

March 5 — Lynn Margulis, Evolutionary Biologist, Born (1938)

March 6 — Martha Burton Williamson, Pioneering Malacologist, Born (1843)

March 7 — Luther Burbank Born (1849)

March 8 — Everett Horton Patents the Telescoping Fishing Rod (1887)

March 9 — The Turbot War Begins (1995)

March 10 — Cape Lookout National Seashore Established (1966)

March 11 — Save the Redwoods League Founded (1918)

March 12 — Charles Young, First African-American National Park Superintendent, Born (1864)

March 12 — Girl Scouts Founded (1912)

March 13 — National Elephant Day, Thailand

March 14 — First National Wildlife Refuge Created (1903)

March 15 — Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of the Interior, Born (1874)

March 16 — Amoco Cadiz Runs Aground (1978)

March 17 — St. Patrick and Ireland’s Snakes

March 18 — Nation’s First Wildlife Refuge Created (1870)

March 19 — When the Swallows Return to Capistrano

March 20 — “Our Common Future” Published (1987)

March 21 — International Day of Forests

March 22 — World Water Day

March 23 — Sitka National Historical Park Created (1910)

March 24 — John Wesley Powell, Western Explorer, Born (1834)

March 25 — Norman Borlaug, Father of the Green Revolution, Born (1914)

March 26 — Marjorie Harris Carr, Pioneering Florida Conservationist, Born (1915) 

March 26 — Kruger National Park Established (1898)

March 27 — Trans-Alaska Pipeline Begun (1975)

March 28 — Joseph Bazalgette, London’s Sewer King, Born (1819)

March 29 — Niagara Falls Stops Flowing (1848)

March 30 — The United States Buys Alaska (1867)

March 31 — Al Gore, Environmental Activist and U.S. Vice President, Born (1948)

This Month in Conservation

February 1
Afobaka Dam and Operation Gwamba (1964)
February 2
Groundhog Day
February 3
Spencer Fullerton Baird, First U.S. Fish Commissioner, Born (1823)
February 3
George Adamson, African Lion Rehabilitator, Born (1906)
February 4
Congress Overrides President Reagan’s Veto of Clean Water Act (1987)
February 5
National Wildlife Federation Created (1936)
February 6
Colin Murdoch, Inventor of the Tranquilizer Gun, Born (1929)
February 7
Karl August Mobius, Ecology Pioneer, Born (1825)
February 8
President Johnson Addresses Congress about Conservation (1965)
February 8
Lisa Perez Jackson, Environmental Leader, Born (1982)
February 9
U.S. Fish Commission Created (1871)
February 10
Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet, born (1944)
February 11
International Day of Women and Girls in Science
February 12
Judge Boldt Affirms Native American Fishing Rights (1974)
February 13
Thomas Malthus Born (1766)
February 14
Nature’s Faithful Lovers
February 15
Complete Human Genome Published (2001)
February 16
Kyoto Protocol, Controlling Greenhouse-Gas Emissions, Begins (2005)
February 16
Alvaro Ugalde, Father of Costa Rica’s National Parks, Born (1946)
February 17
Sombath Somphone, Laotian Environmentalist, Born (1952)
February 17
R. A. Fischer, Statistician, Born (1890)
February 18
World Pangolin Day
February 18
Julia Butterfly Hill, Tree-Sitter, Born (1974)
February 19
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Established (1962)
February 20
Ansel Adams, Nature Photographer, Born (1902)
February 21
Carolina Parakeet Goes Extinct (1918)
February 22
Nile Day
February 23
Italy’s Largest Inland Oil Spill (2010)
February 24
Joseph Banks, British Botanist, Born (1743)
February 25
First Federal Timber Act Passed (1799)
February 26
Four National Parks Established (1917-1929)
February 27
International Polar Bear Day
February 28
Watson and Crick Discover The Double Helix (1953)
February 29
Nature’s Famous Leapers
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